As a dog lover, it is natural to want to spoil your dog with treat and toys. In fact, it is important that you provide your pet with plenty of games and activities to keep it happy, busy and occupied. That makes it perfectly fine to spoil your pooch, as long as you do it safely. The friendly staff at your local Rockford area Petsmart or Petco as listed below or one closest to your home has many more appropriate dog toys that are safe and healthy for your pet.
Is it normal, though for your dog to favor a certain toy? After all, with its keen sense of smell, it should know the toy is not live! Maybe your dog just wants to snuggle up with his favorite toy, groom it and carry it everywhere he goes. The incentive behind this behavior may just be psychological. Cuddling with his toy can be relaxing and comforting for your dog, just as a security blanket for your child.
If your dog is attached to a special toy, there is no need to worry as long as it is a safe, vet-approved toy. Consider your dog’s likes and behaviors before selecting the perfect cuddly buddy. Does your dog like to chew, play fetch or tug-of-war, or just like to lay and cuddle with its plush best friend? Pick a toy that will meet the needs and personality of your pet.
Some dogs can have the instinct to kill the toy, especially those that squeak. What can be the reason behind this behavior? Such actions go back to the times when dogs had to hunt and kill their prey, which is a natural instinct as a pack animal. That squeak of the toy represents a prey that satisfies a hungry dog. It gives the dog satisfaction. The more it squeaks, the happier the dog and it is why a dog will seem to “kill” the toy until the squeaking stops. This is not abnormal, as long as the toy is safe.
Spoil your dog with gifts; that is not a problem. Examine the toy of choice to be sure there are no dangerous pieces to be chewed off and swallowed. Are there any embroidered eyes, nose or ears that could be a problem. How safe and secure are the seams of your inquisitive pet’s new plaything? Swallowing toy squeakers and stuffing can be life-threatening for your dog so choose wisely, with the personality and actions of your dog in mind, and then spoil away.
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For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – Petco or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – Petsmart -PETLAND, (815) 332-4200 – Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 – 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 – 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 – CVS Pharmacy
If you are looking for wholesome, natural and homemade treats for your favorite canine best friend, Led foot’s Pet Bakery near the Rockford area is happy to meet your needs. Check out the website at Ledfoot Bakery. Contact Susan Weitzel at 815 784-6358, Ledfoot Bakery Contact.
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